Category Archives: Jain Tradition

THE JAIN TRADITION
(599-527 B.C. to 5th century A.D.)

Acaranga Sutra: The Seventh Lecture,    called Liberation
Upasaka-Dashah: Ten Chapters on Lay    Attenders: The Story of Ananda
Tattvartha Sutra: Passionless End is    Not Suicide

  Although the origins of the Jain tradition are unknown, some have speculated that, like Buddhism, it developed within Hinduism. Mahavira, the figure recognized by the Jain tradition as the last of a chain of twenty-four omniscient teachers or Jinas, … Continue reading

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